Fort St Angelo Kaunnur - Kerala
About Kannur Attractions
Must To See In Kannur
This Kannur fort was originally built by Don Francisco De Almeida (a Portuguese Admiral). However, the Dutch took away the fort from the Portuguese in the 17th century and sold it to Ali Raja of Kannur. Later, the Fort also passed into the hands of the Britishers. Currently, St Angelo Fort, also known by the name of Kannur Fort is under the care of ASI. From the fort, you can have some striking views of the . The bay is a natural fishing bay and today serves as a fishing harbour. As for the Dhramadom Island, it is just 5 acres in area and is located at a distance of 100 m from the mainland into the Arabian Sea.
This was the residence of the only Muslim Royal family of Kerala, the Arakkal. Some recent construction works have been done on this palace. The descendants of the Raja still reside in an area closeby
As you pass through the rough patches of coconut groves, you hardly expect anything stunning, but this is actually what you get. Blue water splash the rocks producing loud noises, the golden sands invite you to sit on it and the breezes play around with your hair as much as they want. All get to stay at the luxurious Kannur beach house during your trip.
This one is the biggest beach of Kannur and attracts people accordingly. At the entrance is a garden along with a statue of a mother and child, a work of famous sculpture Kanayi Kunhiraman. More people come to this park in the evening, however a little further, you can be with yourself and watch the sunset in a calm atmosphere.
This temple is dedicated to a hunter form of Lord Vishnu, Shri Muthappan. The legend associated with temple states that a childless couple found and adopted an abandoned baby boy. As the boy grew, much to the disappointment of his conventional father, he became a flesh eater. When the desperation of the father grew, he decided to give up his life. At this point of time, Lord Vishnu revealed his identity and took the name of Muthuppan. Still later, the boy, being refused a toddy by a tapper, converted him into a stone in anger. Finally, he found his toddy in a lower caste family's house near the Valapattanam river. Even today, the legend has its impact strong on the people and the member of the same family acts as the Theyyam to carry out the rituals.
The Valapattanam river originates in the Western Ghats of Kodagu and is one of the lengthiest one in the Malabar region. DTPC gives you an opportunity to enjoy a motor boat ride on the river. The ride starts from Parassinikadavu Temple and you also have a chance to stay overnight on a houseboat.
This beach is one of the longest beaches in Kerala. The beach is a delight for both who wish to laze around in solitude as well as those who want to swim in the sea water. Since the beach is not very crowded, it is relatively cleaner than the other beaches around. Also, this beach happens to be the only drive in beach of India
The Subramania Peralassery Temple marks the place where Sri Rama along with Lakshman halted on their way to free Sita from the clutches of Ravana in Lanka. The temple has a number of bronze and copper idols of snake everywhere. There is also a temple tank worth seeing in this place.
This fort is located around 22 km from Kannur and is perched on a rocky hill on the Thalasseri beach itself. The fort was built in the year 1708 by Lord Wellesley and mainly served as military purposes. Standing on the fort rampart, you can enjoy a good view of the ruins of St Rosary Church and an old Angelican Church holding the cemetery of Edward Brennan
The erstwhile residence of a German scholar, Dr. Herman Gundert, the bungalow is a typical example of colonial mansion. There are wide verandah, massive doors and deep eaves for you to see and roam around. Though you need to get a permission from the principal of NTTF (a technical training institute).
This is a temple considered holy by the Vaishnava cult. Lord Krishna is the presiding deity of this temple that is located at a distance of 20 from Kannur. Worth seeing in this temple are the carvings and the murals, though the latter has deteriorated a lot for want of proper care. The temple becomes a centre of attraction in March during the 14 day annual festival of Trichambaram utsavam.
This wildlife sanctuary is at a distance of 35 km from Thalessery (22 km from Kunnur) and is home to tropical and semi evergreen forests. Within these forests animals like Deer, Elephants, Boars, Bisons, Leopards, Jungle Cats, various type Squirrels and rare species of birds are found.
This Dam is an ideal place if you want to relax and have fun boating. The dam is located at a distance of 37 km from Kunnur and has a garden and an Amusement Park as an additional attraction. Other worth visiting sites here include Buddha's mountain at Pazhassi, sculpture of Pazhassi King.
Standing on the banks of Bavali river, Kotiyoor has a famous Shiva Temple that attracts a number of devotees from all over. The 27 day annual festival sees a lot more people pouring in to offer their prayer to Lord Shiva.
Admire the scenic beauty of this hill station that is located at a height of 4500 feet above the sea level. The abundant flora and fauna of this hill station is sure to uplift your heart and spirit. Its distance from Kannur town is 65 km.
A beautiful beach and a 286 m high hillock awaits to allure you on your visit to Ezhimala. The water here appears much clean and blue. The hill produces a lot of medicinal herbs. Chances of dolphin spotting is available from Ettikulam bay. Also, a Naval Academy is being developed here. However, permission is required to gain access to it. And once you are done do not forget to take lots of photos of Kannur with you as a sweet and memorable memory with you.